Volunteer programs in mental health

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A comparison of different types of volunteer programs in two mental health institutions is presented. The types of rewards available to volunteers and the method of structuring the volunteer program have an effect upon the types of volunteers attracted to and retained by the institutions. The institution that places a high value on the work of the volunteers, involves them in the professional treatment team, and provides work-related satisfactions for them attracts volunteers who differ in many respects from those attracted by institutions that use volunteers only in ancillary capacities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-147
Number of pages15
JournalAdministration in Mental Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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